Helen E. Ayotte
1916 – 2009

AUBURN — Helen E. Ayotte, 93, a resident of the West Minot Road, Minot, died early Sunday, July 5, at Clover Health Care Care Facility, after a long illness, with her family by her side.

She was born in Auburn, Jan. 6, 1916, the daughter of Irving and Jennie (Thomas) Verrill. She attended Auburn schools and was the first in her family to graduate in 1932 at the age of 16 from Edward Little High School.

After her education, she was employed as a waitress at Howard Johnson’s in Boston residing on Beacon Hill. She then was a patient for three and a half years at the Hebron Sanitarium. In 1942, she met and married Lawrence Ayotte. They both resided in Tampa, Fla., for a short time during the war. After the war, they moved back to this area residing in Lewiston, Auburn and Sydney. In 1951, they bought their farm in Minot, where she loved her garden and the outdoors.

Survivors include one son, Lawrence “Mark” Ayotte and wife, Irene, of Minot; three daughters, Judith Greenwood of Italy, Eileen Davis and husband, Alan, of Houlton and Jacqueline Flowers and husband, Dale, of Minot; one stepdaughter, Freida Spitz of Exeter, R.I.; and five grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence; one stepdaughter, Patsy Smith; four brothers, Urban, Eldon, Howard and Kenneth; as well as one sister, Mildred Sawyer.

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